26 September, 2017

Plaintiff Partially Responsible for Rear-End Collision

In the case of Dizon v. Losier, 2017 BCSC 431, the Plaintiff was injured when his SUV was hit from behind by a truck driven by the Defendant. The accident took place at a busy intersection that had two dedicated left...

22 September, 2017

Headaches

In Thompson v. Helgeson, 2017 BCSC 92, the Court assessed damages for debilitating headaches that seriously affected the Plaintiff’s ability to function personally and socially, and rendered her unemployable.The 45 year old Plaintiff had a history of depression and anxiety prior...

19 September, 2017

Left-Turning Vehicle

In Riley v. Ritsco, 2017 BCSC 925, the Court considered liability between a left-turning vehicle and a straight-through driver. Ms. Tones and her passenger, the Plaintiff Riley, were travelling straight through an intersection on the Lougheed Highway at 216th Street.  Ms. Tones...

15 September, 2017

Crumbling Skull Defence

A classic defense argument in personal injury cases is the “crumbling skull” argument.  Essentially, ICBC argues that the Plaintiff had a pre-existing condition that they would have experienced regardless of whether or not the collision occurred.  If ICBC can prove...

12 September, 2017

Slip and Fall on a City Bus

The mere fact that a passenger slips and falls while riding on a transit bus does not establish a prima facie case of negligence. The Plaintiff has to prove the bus driver breached the standard of care expected of a...

01 September, 2017

How Much Can A Canadian Court Award You for Pain and Suffering?

You may have heard of injured parties in the United States being awarded millions of dollars for injuries sustained in a car accident. Don’t expect to receive large amounts like that from our Canadian courts because we have a limit...

29 August, 2017

Post-Collision Fertility Issues

In Wilhelmson v. Dumma, 2017 BCSC 616, the Court considered damages for a young female Plaintiff.  She was the sole survivor of a horrendous, high-speed, head-on collision that killed three other people, including her boyfriend.  An air ambulance transported her...